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Broad-bodied Chaser

Libellula depressa


This is a short and stocky dragonfly, about 4 cm in length, with a broad, flattened abdomen and very dark wing bases. Presented here is the male, recognized by blue pruinescence on the abdomen with yellow spots along the segment sides.


This is a common and widespread European species, found around ponds and other water bodies - here, in a small artificial pond in pre-Alps.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jun 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 2, 2019

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